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NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

| April 16, 2019
NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

The students of Northland Preparatory Academy, number 3300 Sparrow Avenue, are proud to say that they are perfectly abnormal after hosting an event unlike any other in the school’s 23-year history.

To introduce the school’s outgoing eighth-graders to high school, the campus was transfigured into a scene seemingly pulled out of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, complete with a Quidditch match and Yule Ball, among other Harry Potter icons.

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Gov. Ducey signs Arizona bill to make personal finance lesson a requirement for high school students. See more state education news here

| April 16, 2019
Gov. Ducey signs Arizona bill to make personal finance lesson a requirement for high school students. See more state education news here

An Arizona bill that would require schools to teach financial literacy and money management as part of the required economics credit needed to graduate high school was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.The Arizona House voted to pass Senate Bill 1184 with substantial support on Monday. The vote passed 51-7.According to the Treasurer’s Office, the bill was returned to its origin chamber in the Senate before being delivered to Gov. Doug Ducey. The office announced Ducey had signed the bill on Friday.

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Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them: Some schools are taking a new approach. See more national education news here

| April 16, 2019
Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them: Some schools are taking a new approach. See more national education news here

Heidi Lee Pottinger’s 4-year-old son was at a football game last fall with his father when, following a touchdown, celebratory fireworks rocketed into the sky. Panicked by the popping sounds, the little boy turned to his dad.

“Active shooter!” he cried, tears in his eyes.

Pottinger’s son is one of millions of schoolchildren in America who have done active shooter and lockdown drills. The exercises, a legacy of the April 20, 1999, Columbine High School rampage, are intended to prepare teachers and students for the rare threat of a gunman opening fire in their school.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Christine Sapio of Coconino High School

| April 16, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Christine Sapio of Coconino High School

Teacher of the week, Christine Sapio, expresses to her students that science is fun. To accomplish this she likes to change up the curriculum and have her students participate, which are key components. Sapio said, that if students don’t have that “Eureka” moment that they won’t have anything to relate to. 12th grader, Kaleb Herrelko, said that he can always count on her to be energetic about what subject she is teaching.

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CCC&Y recognized in top three of NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS awards

| April 15, 2019
CCC&Y recognized in top three of NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS awards

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth received 3rd place in the non-profit category at NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held April 11 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff received first place, with The Literacy Center receiving second place award at the third annual event.

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Page celebrate 2019 Early Childhood Fair & Easter Egg Hunt

| April 15, 2019
Page celebrate 2019 Early Childhood Fair & Easter Egg Hunt

Hundreds of plastic Easter Eggs were scattered around the four baseball fields at the Page Sports Complex on April 13. But shortly after the local fire department sounded the horn on the fire truck at 10 a.m., those eggs were scooped up seemingly in seconds during the 2019 Page Early Childhood Fair, “Early Learning, Every Day.”

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CPLC Parenting Arizona presents Child Abuse Prevention meeting in Tuba City

| April 15, 2019
CPLC Parenting Arizona presents Child Abuse Prevention meeting in Tuba City

More than 50 people took part in A Child Abuse Prevention Walk held April 4 at the Tuba City Fairgrounds.

The event, in honor of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, was presented by CPLC Parenting Arizona. The organization recently presented its inaugural Child Abuse Prevention meeting in Tuba City.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 15 — Grants, Resources & Afterschool Professionals Week Prep

| April 15, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 15 — Grants, Resources & Afterschool Professionals Week Prep

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Corporate Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations that strive to enhance the quality of life in company communities throughout the state. The Corporate Giving Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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Museum of Northern Arizona update for April 12 — 1086 families in Flagstaff with 7th or 8th grade students received a surprise gift in the mail from MNA – a two year family membership

| April 15, 2019
Museum of Northern Arizona update for April 12 — 1086 families in Flagstaff with 7th or 8th grade students received a surprise gift in the mail from MNA – a two year family membership

… Recently 1086 families in Flagstaff with 7th or 8th grade students received a surprise gift in the mail from MNA – a two year family membership. This new program, called the Molly Blank Club, is a collaboration between MNA and The Molly Blank Foundation to give Title 1 students access to the museum and all it offers.

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ASU Morrison Institute update for April 10 — The national STEM teacher shortage threatens future prosperity

| April 15, 2019
ASU Morrison Institute update for April 10 — The national STEM teacher shortage threatens future prosperity

RealClearEducation posted a commentary that America’s competitiveness in the global economy depends on our ability to remain at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological production. Although American institutions and business continue to drive innovation in STEM fields, the ability of our public education system to sustain the pipeline of STEM talent is very much in doubt.

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